Random thoughts on a freezing cold winter morning:

1. It is kind of random that I’m so excited about Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because Christmas is over and I need a new holiday to look forward to.

To celebrate I posted the cutest sweaters at the end of the post.

2. And what do we think of Valentine’s Day trees? Are you team heart tree or team pack it up after Christmas?

3. It is so cold in Texas. We are all freezing right now and it’s 47 degrees.

If you live up north please don’t laugh.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. We discussed:

5. Have you used a sugar scrub with oil this winter? It’s such a great way to keep your hands soft and hydrated.

And now?

Ready for a little inspiration?

Here are some of my favorite finds from this week.


I am making these oversized DIY branches.

They are perfect to transition to spring.

You can see the entire DIY here.

I love the idea of opening up a cabinet and leaving the doors open.

And then styling the shelves inside.

You can see all the open shelving styling tips here.

One of my favorite things about a new year?

Checking out the new home decor trends.

Like these new trends for 2023.

I know I’ve shared these before, but THEY ARE SO GOOD.

This is the best snickerdoodle recipe.

You can see it here.


And in random news:

7 decor trends to try right now

How to declutter your home in five simple steps

Wall patterns to create with pens or paint

Finding joy in the every day

How to give wood a wire brush finish

This free pretty January screensaver

15 easy no-bake desserts

These love quotes are so sweet

These comfort food recipes

This is so beautiful

This vintage cigar cabinet

And this

This is one of the prettiest house tours I’ve ever seen

One more for the road

Did you know you can paint plywood?


This is plywood we painted in a checkerboard pattern.

You can see how to paint plywood with a checkerboard here.

//this Valentine’s Day sweater (30% off right now)//these pink and red mules//t

//these jeans//these earrings//

//this heart striped sweater (under $20)//leopard heart sweater (under $20)//

//pink leopard sweater (under $20)//diagonal striped sweater (under $20)//

//color-blocked sweater (under $20)//

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Janette Janette

    Thankyou for a very interesting post today, I so enjoy having a look round such pretty homes and so many ideas too. I think 47 degrees is pretty chilly too, here in the UK it’s been so cold with rain and gales so I sympathise and long for spring. Take care and stay warm xx

  2. Image for Diana Diana

    Love the 1st sweater, but it has wool in it. I think a heart tree would be cheerful. I may put up my 36" pink tree, thanks for reminding me, Off to get the tree out. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Image for Barbara Barbara

    Loved the Mt Pleasant home tour- beautiful with loads of photos! Also loved the one about AWE. I find awe in lots of pretty photos and quotes and all things nature. Stay warm- its even cold here in Alabama!

  4. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    I loved the house tours and everything else, It always makes my Saturdays special. I live in Oklahome and it is cold here too but, the sun is shining so it seems warm until you step outside and the wind blows, burrr! Stay warm and cozy with a hot drink and warm fire.

  5. Image for Linda Scott Linda Scott

    KariAnne, I really enjoyed this post especially the declutter post as I am in the midst of that now. Love the tops, bought 2 as my reward for decluttering, since NOT a fun job, lol !! ;)

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